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FREE Training for Our Bury St Edmunds BID Members

One of the benefits we provide our BID members is free training courses. We created a training programme based upon requests and feedback from our members, which led to first aid and fire marshal training becoming the signature courses. We also provide a variety of other courses, and we will, where possible, meet any training requirement that our members request.

Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.
  • A one-day (9-5pm) course delivered by Latitude Training in partnership with and at West Suffolk College.
  • Maximum of twelve people per course (this is a legal limit set for first aid accreditation bodies).
  • Lunch and parking provided.
  • Mixture of theory and practical including introduction to defibrillators.
  • The course involves a multiple-choice written exam.
  • On successful completion of the course and exam a certificate valid for three years is awarded.
  • This course is ideal for organisations who require personnel with some knowledge of First Aid, either because they work in small groups outside company premises, or as a back up for qualified First Aiders within the company.

Course Availability 2024:

Monday 11th March

Monday 13th May

Monday 24th June

 Fire Marshal/Warden
  • A three-hour (9.30-12.30) course provided by Anglia Fire Assessments (Specialist Fire Consultants and Training Services).
  • The course is delivered at the Bury St Edmunds and Farmers Club in the town centre.
  • There is a mixture of theory and practical (outside) demonstrations.
  • A maximum of fourteen people per course.
  • Light refreshments are provided.
  • There is parking at the attendee’s expense at local council car parks and on-street parking.
  • A certificate on completion of the course is provided.
  • Learning Outcomes are as follows:
    • a) Your understanding of the role of the Fire Warden in relation to workplace fire safety and emergency procedures.
    • b) An understanding of the principles of means of escape and recognising the importance of fire drills.
    • c) Knowledge of the principles of combustion and fire spread in a building.
    • d) The ability to decide what actions to take on discovering a fire
    • e) An understanding of human behaviour in relation to a fire situation.
    • f) A good understanding of the use and limitations of workplace firefighting equipment.
    • g) The ability to undertake routine fire safety management checks to assist your company in complying with legislation.
    • h) A practical first aid firefighting equipment demonstration.
    • i) Each delegate gets the opportunity to extinguish a small fire using a variety of firefighting extinguishers.

Course Availability 2024

Tuesday 20th February

Tuesday 16th April

Monday 10th June

 Food Safety
  • HABC (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) Level 2 Award in Food Safety. • A one-day (9-5pm) course delivered by and at West Suffolk College.
  • Maximum of fourteen people per course.
  • Lunch and parking will be provided.
  • Classroom-based course.
  • The course involves a multiple-choice written exam.
  • This one-day course provides essential knowledge and understanding of good hygiene practices for anyone working within the food industry, where a degree of training is now a legal requirement.
  • This course is designed to appreciate the fundamentals of good food hygiene practice.
  • This course covers the following:
    • a) Bacteriology.
    • b) Prevention of Contamination and Food Poisoning.
    • c) Personal Hygiene.
    • d) Premises, Equipment and Pest Control.
    • e) Cleaning and Disinfection.
    • f) Legislation.

Monday 18th March

Available on request. Email for course bookings.

Alcohol Licensing - APLH
  • APLH (Accredited Public License Holder).
  • A one-day (9-5pm) course provided by and at Greene King.
  • Lunch and parking are included.
  • Anyone authorising the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a Personal Licence
  • Issues covered in this course are as follows:
    • a) How to apply for a Personal Licence
    • b) Roles, legal responsibilities, and the penalties for failure to comply with the law
    • c) The Premises Licence.
    • d) The roles and duties of a Designated Premises Supervisor/Designated Premises Manager.
    • e) Rights of entry to Licensed Premises
    • f) Temporary Events Notices (TENs).
    • g) The content and purpose of operating schedules.
    • h) Police powers about suspension and closure of Licensed Premises.
    • i) Strengths of alcoholic drinks and effects on the human body.
    • j) The responsible retail sale of alcohol.

Course Availability:

Available on request. Email

Cellar Management
  • A one-day course provided by and at Greene King.
  • Lunch and parking included.
  • Greene King’s experienced Cellar trainers deliver this course.
  • Your tutor will demonstrate how to manage your cellar effectively and efficiently to ensure consistent quality and customer satisfaction.
  • The objectives and Course Content are as follows:
  • a) Introduction to the perfect pint.
  • b) Cask beer and cask beer practical.
  • c) Keg beer and keg beer practical.
  • d) Gas systems.
  • e) Coolers
  • f) Cleaning, hygiene, and food safety.
  • g) Pipe cleaning practical.
  • h) Glass washing machines.
  • i) Product presentation.
  • j) Course review.
  • k) The BII ABCQ Award in Beer and Cellar Quality (cask and keg)

Exam to be taken at the end of the day.

Course Availability 2024:

Available on request. Email

 Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • A range of theory and practical-based training with content adjusted according to members’ requirements. Generally, includes an introduction to and latest developments for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and Google My Business.

Course Availability 2024:

Monday 20th May

Monday 2nd September

Mental Health Awareness
A half-day course provided by Suffolk MIND or Latitude Training.
  • Light refreshments are provided.
  • An awareness course suitable for anyone covering:
    • a) Helping you gain the ability to recognise a suspected mental health condition, start a conversation, and signpost to professional help.
    • b) What is first aid for mental health?
    • c) Providing advice and starting a conversation.
    • d) Identifying mental health conditions.
    • e) Stress.
  • Upon completing the course, you will receive a Level 1 Awareness of Mental Health certificate valid for three years.

Course Availability 2024:

Dates for 2024 will be posted ASAP.

Customer Service
Course Availability 

Monday 22nd April

Course content will be posted ASAP

Available on request. Email

Three Eggs - Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses - 20% off for BID members

Three Eggs is a workplace training provider based in Bury St Edmunds that provides Mental Health and Wellbeing training courses to organisations and their employees.

Courses include:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Menopause in the workplace
  • Physical First Aid in the workplace
  • Safeguarding in the workplace
  • Professional Skills in the workplace
  • Dementia in the workplace
  • Pregnancy in the workplace

BID members receive a 20% discount. Read the course guide for more information and bookings.